Irish actress Brenda Fricker has revealed to Ireland’s Evening Herald newspaper that she is returning to BBC One’s Casualty. The actress played the fan favourite Megan Roach in the medical drama from 1986 to 1989 and has since reprised the role on several occasions, notably in 1998 for the wedding of Charlie Fairhead [Derek Thompson] to Baz Williams [Julia Watson]. More recently the actress returned for a one-off appearance in 2007 in a tie-in episode with Comic Relief.
I loved Casualty, it was great. I’m back next year for four episodes. – Brenda Fricker quoted in Evening Herald.
The return of Brenda Fricker to the long running medical drama will most likely be tied in to the series’ 25th anniversary plans. Next year the drama will enter its 25th season and is already the longest running medical drama series in the world. It’s entirely likely to mark such an occasion several other characters may also return.